Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Motorola re-enters silicon market with WiMAX chipset - 29/08/2006 - Electronics Weekly

Motorola, which purportedly exited the silicon business with the spin-off of its semiconductor division, now re-named Freescale Semiconductor, is working on WiMAX chipsets.

The company has announced a strategic initiative to develop mobile WiMAX chipsets for use in Motorola's next-generation WiMAX devices.

"It should come as no surprise to anyone that Motorola is, and intends to remain, a leader in WiMAX including the design of silicon chipsets for mobile devices. For some time now Motorola has been investing in the development and deployment of WiMAX from infrastructure to advanced silicon," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's mobile devices business.